Director of Granting, Manitoba Arts Council

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Director of Granting – Manitoba Arts Council

About Us
The Manitoba Arts Council (MAC) is an arms-length agency of the Province of Manitoba, established in 1965 “to promote the study, enjoyment, production and performance of works in the arts.” MAC grants approximately $11 million annually to Manitoba arts/cultural organizations and individuals.

Position Summary:
As a member of the Management team, the Director of Granting manages MAC’s granting activity within the framework established from MAC’s Strategic Priorities.

The Director of Granting reports to the Executive Director and has seven reports: five Program Consultants and two Program Administrators.


  • Lead granting program design, evaluation, and changes.
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure the granting system effectively serves clients and MAC staff.
  • Schedule granting program activities including application deadlines and assessment panels.
  • Execute grant awards as determined by assessment panels.
  • Support Program Consultants in making complex decisions including assessment panel composition, ineligible applications, and user requests.
  • Manage Program Administrators in the execution of helpdesk functions and other duties.
  • Hire staff in collaboration with the Executive Director.
  • Train, mentor, and assess the performance of Program Consultants and Program Administrators.
  • Participate in organizational budgeting and policy development.
  • Work with Finance, Communications, and Digital Systems departments on issues related to budgets, programs, and outreach.
  • Liaise with the Executive Director on issues related to clients, community, and programs.
  • Maintain an awareness of and connection to arts and culture in Manitoba.
  • Represent MAC at community events and funders forums.
  • Function as Acting Executive Director in the absence of the Executive Director.

Qualifications and Attributes
The Director of Granting has a central and influential role at MAC. It is expected they have (or will develop) a deep knowledge of Manitoba’s arts and cultural sector. They will have demonstrated, through a work history with progressively increasing responsibilities, the ability to manage complex, evolving systems while being an excellent manager of people.

  • Excellent organizational, financial, and time management skills are required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
  • Advanced analytical thinking is required.
  • The ability to exercise judgement to make sound decisions is required.
  • The ability to exercise discretion and be tactful in a confidential environment is required.
  • Excellent general computer literacy is required.
  • The ability to speak/read/write French is a significant asset.
  • Experience with Boards of Directors is an asset.
  • Experience with grant making or receiving is an asset.
  • Experience with granting or database software is an asset.

Condition of Employment

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

This full-time position is exempt from Union membership and has a salary range of $78,233 to $90,750 per year. MAC participates in Manitoba’s Civil Service Superannuation Board (Pension Plan) and offers a comprehensive health benefits plan.

Tentative Start Date
July 17, 2023

The Director of Granting works onsite at MAC’s Winnipeg office, 525-93 Lombard Avenue, with the rest of the MAC team.

How to Apply
The Manitoba Arts Council invites applications from all qualified individuals and encourages applications from members of racialized groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons who are Deaf and/or have a disability, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter detailing how they meet the requirements of the position to by 11:59 CST on March 22nd, 2023.

MAC is committed to equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. Applicants with a disability who require accommodation at any stage of the application or interview process are invited to contact MAC with the request at

While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.